Samuel Slaughter
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County of St LouisCounty of St Louis Pet.
The State of MissouriMissouri

To JohnJohn Hempstead HempsteadJohn Hempstead Jailor of
the County of St LouisCounty of St Louis.....Greeting.

Whereas it has been represented to the
Honorable AlexanderAlexander Hamilton HamiltonAlexander Hamilton Judge of the St LouisCircuit Court CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court on behalf of SamuelSamuel Slaughter Negro inand by
a Petition Verified by affidavit and filed in said Court
that he is illegally restrained of his liberty by you, under a
CommitmentofLibertyWaiteWaite Justice of the Peace in saidcity
and Whereas it has been ordered by said Court upon the said
petition that a Writ of HabeasCorpus should issue here
in Now therefore we Command you to the
body of the said SamuelSamuel Slaughter together with
the time and cause of his detention before the CircuitCircuit Court
CourtCircuit Court on to Morrow the Twenty third day of November
then and there to do and
what shall then and there be consideredconcerning
him and herein you are in no wise to fail

WilliamWilliam J Hammond J. HammondWilliam J Hammond
Clerk of said Court with the Seal
there of here to affixed at office
in the City of St LouisCity of St Louis this Twenty Second day of November 1834

WmWilliam J Hammond JWilliam J Hammond .HammondWilliam J Hammond Clk